CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: From Ho, Ho, Ho to Ditto

ABOVE: Is this Christmas decoration lazy or smart?

Susanna Freymark

Every year Cathy MacRae decorates her home in North St, Casino.
She makes and paints the timber cutouts of Santa and his reindeer.
For the past six years, hundreds of people have come to see her house lit up from 7.10 every night.
It takes Cathy weeks to set up the front garden with Santa, lights and everything else Christmassy.
Her neighbour isn’t even trying to compete.
A sign on Scott’s front veranda has one word on it that sums up his approach to decorating the house for Christmas.
Ditto.
Photo: Josh Powell Fussell
Cathy laughs at the sign. She made it and Scott put it up.
The Ditto sign has made people laugh.
Cathy said she decorates her house because she “loves seeing the little kids come”.
Cathy MacRae in the sleigh in her front yard. Photo: Susanna Freymark
This year, she is encouraging people to make a donation to the Casino Cancer Support Group.
“My mum has had breast cancer,” Cathy said.
The donation boxes are metal, padlocked and firmly fixed to the fence to deter thieves.

To see the lights, go to 58 North St, Casino.

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